|Otra Carta - Milan Herzog|
'Otra Carta' was the final film in the 'La Familia Fernández' series of 54 Spanish language instruction films distributed by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films (EB) in 1965, produced by Milan Herzog and directed by Irving Rusinow. The curriculum developer was John W. Oller. Here, various sites in Mexico City are shown, including the relatively traffic-free Avenida de la Reforma, and and the flower-laden boats of Xochimilco...
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica Films
|Claudius: Boy of Ancient Rome (Latin Dialogue) - William Deneen|
A dramatization of a Roman boy's friendship with a slave in his father's household. Depicts, through the young boys' experiences and activities, the way of life and customs of ancient Rome. Some dialogue in Latin. This film was one of three made by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films' Bill Deneen utilizing the sets from Samuel Bronston's epic 'The Fall of the Roman Empire.' This 'Claudius' was actually one of two released concurrently by EB, one with and one without dialogue in Latin, and is exceedin...
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica Films; William Deneen; Samuel Bronston; Latin dialogue
|Postal Service: Letter to a Football Hero (3rd Ed) - Irving Rusinow|
The SCF (Sectional Center Facility) machine allows specially trained postal clerks to visually can one letter per second, then strike three keys to encode the last three digits of a zip code. It's mindless work, and it's just one of the facets of postal distribution shown in this decades-old film. Here, we witness a true story about a boy with a hearing disability and his correspondence with running back Larry Brown of the Washington Redskins,a professional football player who has the same probl...
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica Films; Irving Rusinow; Postal Service; NFL; Washington Redskins; Larry Brown
|Puerto Rico : Its Past, Present and Promise - William Deneen|
This film describes how Puerto Rico, with too many people and too few resources, created an industrial economy and emerged from colonial rule to self - government. Governor Luis Muños Marin here decsribes his "Operation Bootstrap" program, interviewed on-camera with director Bill Deneen. The script was written by noted novelist and screenwriter Elmore Leonard.
Keywords: Encyclopedia Britannica Films; William Deneen; Puerto Rico; Luis Muños Marin; Operation Bootstrap